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Giddens, Anthony

Anthony Giddens, born on January 8, 1938, is one of the most important English social theorists of the postwar period, known for his theory of structuration and his holistic view of modern societies. The author of more than 34 books, published in at least 29 languages, and more than 200 articles, essays, and reviews, Giddens is described as a widely read and cited sociology and social theory philosopher across the English-speaking world.

Anthony Giddens was born in Edmonton in north London, and he grew up in a lower-middle class family. Giddens’s father was a clerical worker for London Transport, and his mother was a housewife; his younger brother is a director of television commercials, who now lives in Los Angeles and works in Hollywood. Giddens attended ...

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